Virginia DGIF Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Amendments

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After much discussion at the February 27th meeting, the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries approved proposed hunting and trapping regulation amendments for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons. A public comment period on the proposed regulations began March 11, 2009, and runs through May 11, 2009.

The regulation proposals will be posted on the Department website www.dgif.virginia.gov or www.HuntFishVA.com on March 11, 2009, published in the Virginia Register of Regulations, and summaries advertised in newspapers.

Wildlife Biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) will host a series of public input meetings across the state as part of the process. The public is invited to attend to discuss the proposed regulations amendments. A list of the meeting locations has been posted on the agency website and is listed below.

The public may submit comments in a variety of formats including:

  • * online through the agency website;
  • * by email sent to or forwarded to regcomments@dgif.virginia.gov,;
  • * by mailed letters addressed to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Attn: Regulatory Coordinator, 4016 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230; and
  • * by public comment at public meetings and at Board meetings. Locations of public meetings are listed below and can be viewed on the agency website.

The Board will take final action on proposed regulations at their June 2, 2009, meeting.

Public Input Meetings for the 2009-2010 Hunting and Trapping Regulation Proposals

All meetings are from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

March 23, 2009
Taylor Middle School
350 East Shirley Ave
Warrenton, VA 20186

600 North Main Street
Woodstock, VA
Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room

March 24, 2009

DGIF Board Meeting Room
4000 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Prince Edward County High School
35 Eagle Drive
Farmville, VA 23901

Abingdon High School
705 Thompson Drive
Abingdon, Virginia 24210

March 25, 2009

Paul D. Camp Comm. College, Regional Workforce Development Center
100 North College Drive
Franklin, VA 23851

March 26, 2009

Buffalo Gap High School
1800 Buffalo Gap Highway, Swoope, VA 24479

Glenvar Middle School
4555 Malus Drive
Salem, VA 24153

Warsaw Campus
52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572-4272

April 1, 2009

Chatham High School
100 Cavalier Circle
Chatham, VA 24531